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Dataset Papers in Biology
Volume 2013, Article ID 370103, 4 pages
Dataset Paper

Heterogeneity of Umbilical Cords as a Source for Mesenchymal Stem Cells

1Department of Gene Technologies, State Institute of Genetic and Regenerative Medicine, National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, 67 Vyshgorodska Street, Kyiv 04050, Ukraine
2Educational and Scientific Centre “Institute of Biology”, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 64 Volodymyrska Street, Kyiv 01601, Ukraine
3Department of Cell Regulatory Mechanisms, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, 150 Zabolotnogo Street, Kyiv 03143, Ukraine
4Municipal Maternity Hospital No. 5, 2 Chervonozoryanyi Avenue, Kyiv 03037, Ukraine

Received 6 April 2012; Accepted 29 April 2012

Academic Editors: H. Boulaiz, C. Marcinkiewicz, J. Pacherník, and V. Trajkovic

Copyright © 2013 O. O. Maslova et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The object of the paper is to show the heterogeneity of 300 cord samples processed in the current research. The differences in effectiveness of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) isolation are shown. Moreover, the recommendations for choosing the method of MSC isolation depending on the value of stromal-vascular rate are given. The data can be useful for selecting the optimal conditions to obtain MSC and for further cryopreservation of umbilical cord tissue.